VIDEO PROFILE: BD athlete Will Gadd climbing Roman Candle (M8) in Hyalite Canyon, Montana
Black Diamond athlete Will Gadd, one of the great characters in the sport of climbing, rolled down from his home turf in Canada to have a taste of the mixed climbing action in Montana's Hyalite Canyon. First up on his list was Roman Candle, an overhanging M8 line guarded by a "roman candle" of ice. The ice looked a touch unstable, but, ever game, Gadd dialed-in the belay safely out of the way of any possible hazards and then set off on what quickly turned into one hell of a ride. Time to bail, right? Naw. Gadd, as he often does, got back on and battled to the anchors like the mixed maestro he is.